Backup XP Partition onto External Drive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by El Magnificante, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. El Magnificante macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2007
    I realise Acronis doesn't work with Boot Camp so I tried Winclone but that doesn't work either to the external drive because of a "Permissions" error.

    How do I make an image of the XP Partition and save that to an external drive??

    Many thanks :)
  2. El Magnificante thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2007
    Reformat NTFS external drive with Winclone into separate partitions, one of which being FAT32. In case other n00bs wonder. :)
  3. nycgraeme macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2007
    Using winclone, I made an image of my XP boot camp partition to my mac desktop then I just copied the file to my external drive for storage and retrieval later....wouldn't this work as well? When I need to restore I could just copy the image file from my external drive to the desktop if winclone could not accept it from the external drove.
  4. TimJim macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    Is there any way to make a bootable copy of Windows XP?
  5. johnrichardson7 macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2008
    Acronis Backup

    The short answer is you can't. You can back up the data & applications in the normal way - that is all


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